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Pope Francis (AP)

Pope speaks of children ‘deprived of hope’ in unscripted remarks to faithful

Photo: Vatican Radio

The Holy Father surprises staff by turning up for lunch

Vatican Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (AP)

Prelates who fail to apply penalties seem to be ‘consenting to the evil committed’, says cardinal

Daily readings: July 27 – August 2

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 (Year A)

The tomb of St Peter Julian Eymard. His body remains incorrupt

St Peter Julian Eymard (August 2) entered the novitiate of Oblates of Mary Immaculate, despite his father’s opposition

Pope Francis with Meriam Ibrahim and her daughter Below: Pope Francis speaks to Meriam and her family (CNS) Meriam arrives in Rome with her children and Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (PA)

Pope Francis expresses “gratitude and joy” after Sudanese woman’s arrival in Rome

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This week we bring you detailed coverage of last week’s ‘assisted dying’ debate and the tributes paid to Sister Philomene Tiernan, the Australian sister who was killed in the MH17 plane disaster. Luke Coppen talks to musician Matthew Schellhorn about care, bereavement and assisted suicide, Mary Kenny explains why we are being governed by barbarians […]

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Catholic Church invited to join commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Pope Francis with Gianluigi Buffon and Lionel Messi (CNS)

Lionel Messi to play for the Pope

Andrea Pirlo, Javier Zanetti and Gianluigi Buffon will also play in ‘inter-religious match for peace’